1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

293 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 293
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2001)
View: Beers (19) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Doppel-Hirsch Alström Bros
Ratings: 293 | Reviews: 220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TwoTrees


4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-30-2013 18:53:26 | More by TwoTrees
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-22-2013 20:28:22 | More by DaPan
Photo of TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-16-2013 13:15:55 | More by TheBeeraholic
Photo of IchLiebeBier


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark chestnut; good head poured straight; head long lasting

Aroma: Malty; sweet; slightly hoppy; dried fruit

Taste: Juicy malt on start; good hoppy/sweet finish; not complex, but fairly well balanced

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:25:31 | More by IchLiebeBier
Photo of AnitaBrewski


4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2013 00:03:59 | More by AnitaBrewski
Photo of Slatetank


4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-16-2013 16:54:57 | More by Slatetank
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle poured into a pint glass. No bottling date.

Pours a medium brown color with a light white head. Smell is typical for the style - very malty with caramel, toffee and other similar notes. Taste is more of the same, and again very true to the style. very malty and a tad sweet. toasty. Mouthfeel is medium. maybe a bit lacking in this area as it doesnt go down smoothly. medium carbonation.

overall this is a very good representation of what a doppel bock is supposed to be. its not outstanding and wont blow you away, but if youre a fan of this style that not a lot of american breweries do right, then this beer will suffice nicely.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 23:59:27 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of JonnoWillsteed


4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer was an unexpected surprise. Good looking deep-copper colour.

Thin head that rapidly cleared to the thinnest peripheral head of bubbles.

Fat molasses flavour rolling over the tongue. Smokey rich molasses, which at times can threaten to become a bit too too rich to my dry-favouring palette.

Would enjoy this again, but it's a bit too full-on for me to make this a session beer. People who favour the richer/stronger end of the spectrum might find it very interesting though.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 17:54:45 | More by JonnoWillsteed
Photo of gwydno


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-05-2013 20:50:30 | More by gwydno
Photo of mikiboj


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-23-2013 16:12:37 | More by mikiboj
Photo of smakawhat


4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Great mix of cola and fine carbonation through a fantastic looking red and burnt brown amber body. Head is off tan and very creamy and billows up to three fingers easily, and slowly settles with some ice cream whipped like character.

Nose smells classic doppelbock great. Lots of clove and caramel like sweetness, but that really great spicy character. Hints of black licorice hide just a little bit but comes out more malt sweet.

The mouthfeel on this is nearly perfect. A velvety big, but not thick and syrupy, creamy rich body, almost like ice cream lets the sweet malts carry throughout the palate. Clean finishing with a large density and chewy character. Creamy palate continues, with not much of the licorice sense coming, but balancing the spicy character out nicely. Some banana like esters a bit with hints of cream mingle also.

Overall just very impressed with this one, real tasty doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 21:58:22 | More by smakawhat
Photo of foxyaardvark27


4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-14-2013 05:40:56 | More by foxyaardvark27
Photo of drpimento


4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. Glad to have gotten it from Let's Pour. Poured at a good temperature with a decent light tan head that soon settled down and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber cherry with some bubble trails. Aroma is a pleasing blend of toffee, caramel, malt, roast, fruit. Flavor's much like nose plus coffee, toast, and just enough bitter and carbonic tang to balance. Body is great while carbonation is perhaps a touch light. Finish is average length and very easy drinking although after a bit some booze comes thru. Wish I could get more.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 04:49:39 | More by drpimento
Photo of adamdarcy


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-21-2013 03:09:26 | More by adamdarcy
Photo of JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-06-2013 21:49:10 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Photo of ckk527

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +24%

02-03-2013 02:46:26 | More by ckk527
Photo of bifrost17


4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-31-2013 10:05:56 | More by bifrost17
Photo of CuteZombieDoll

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an extra large beer mug

A- Pours a dark brownish red. Formed a good head, and lacing is evident.

S- Smells sweet, like toffee, and a little toasty. You can smell some of the alcohol.

T- Toasty, reminiscent of a sweet bread, with some notes of toffee and chocolate. Not much of an alcohol flavor, but it's there.

M- Full and a little heavy.

O- A good one, goes down pretty easy, but I think next time I see this brewery in a liquor store I'll give one of their other beers a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 03:31:39 | More by CuteZombieDoll
Photo of WoogityBoogity


4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep amber brown body. Excellent clarity. Pours large creamy head that quickly dissipates. Almost no lacing.

S - Strong malts with melanoidins present. Slight toasty note. A hop presence is detectable (Noble?). No fruity esters, chocolate, or 'burned' aroma.

T - Sweet malt presence with toasty flavor. Ever slight presence of chocolate. Slight pale finish is hidden by toasty notes. Alcohol flavor minimal with dry finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Low astringency.

O - Strong, rich, sweet lager. A very textbook example of a German Doppelbock.


NOTES: Paid around $4.20 for this half-liter bottle with flip top - a solid value in my opinion if you are looking for an excellent German Doppelbock.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 07:03:35 | More by WoogityBoogity
Photo of NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-09-2013 21:17:37 | More by NightINgale
Photo of janubio


3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 ml. bottle, porus a small brown head, amber colour. Smells of caramel, chocolate, banana and dark fruits, with hints of vanilla. Very sweet palate, though I found the body too light. Taste of dark fruits, chocolate, xerry or port wine and a hint of coffee in the end, though it keeps the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 15:49:50 | More by janubio
Photo of cliff1066


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-27-2012 20:25:43 | More by cliff1066
Photo of Braz


4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had at The Soup Cellar in Leavenworth, WA, flip top bottle. Explosive pour. Ruby brown with giant bubbly tan head. Strong smells of fruity malt and alcohol. Quite a bit of malt sweetness and rather creamy. Very warming, definately a big beer. Towards the end it was a bit rich. I loved it but don't think I could drink two.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 08:17:37 | More by Braz
Photo of BartMcStout


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-16-2012 15:57:08 | More by BartMcStout
Photo of Antnyd82


4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-15-2012 05:36:55 | More by Antnyd82
Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
86 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.